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Owners, Michael, a chartered civil engineer, and wife Sian, a home economist, designed and self built their dream guesthouse in 2003 on land bought by Michael’s grandfather over 100 years ago. The land itself has a great history (possibly dating back to megalithic times) as a standing stone can be seen a few 100 yards at the back of the Manor. The land in front closer to the meandering River Eske would have been a well-worn path in times of Red Hugh O’Donnell, who we can assume would have travelled on horseback from his castle in Donegal Town to Rathmullan which was to become known as, 'The Flight of the Earls' 1607. Many years later this land formed part of the Manor belonging to Arthur Saunders Gore, Earl Of Arran. In 1821 at the age of 21 John Hamilton - one of the very few popular and fair landlords of that time - inherited this land and much more from his father. Michael’s grandfather, also called John purchased the land the Manor now stands on in 1918. The Manor was run as a guesthouse and cookery school from 2004. During that time, Donegal Manor has won many awards including Tripadvisor Top 20 Small Hotels in Ireland. Donegal Manor is now entering an exciting phase of its history by adapting to Covid 19 recovery and the new simple pleasures, extended families, friends and corporate teams seek together in private holiday / self catering accommodation.